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Executive Drivers chauffeur services a cut above the rest

By 22 September 2014

Steve Cotter, the founder of Canberra-based luxury chauffeur service Executive Drivers, is better known to clients as Driver Steve. He chauffeurs overseas dignitaries, busin...

Floating on Canberra

By 22 September 2014

Sean Stoddart has sent in a link to "Floating on Canberra". It is a video comprising a collection of footage taken in Canberra over winter 2014. It was taken using a Phantom2 Vision+ quadcopter. Check it out...

In-Person-8 – Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014

Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers s...

Basketball Backboard

By 22 September 2014

Rather ironically my "lifetime" freestanding basketball system's backboard has broken ie the perspex sheet.  To be fair the thing is about ten years old so was bound to happen at some point. I have contacted the company but while the part is worth $50 the postage is over $500! Also had no succes...

Recommendations for painter and decorator

By 21 September 2014

Can anyone give me a good recommendation for a painter to paint the inside of my house? I want someone who is careful and thorough with their work and can recommend the right paint and colours for the various areas of the house. Eg wet areas etc... and cleans up thoroughly after themselves and is go...

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 September 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

Riot Weekly Top 5 (20th September 2014)

By 21 September 2014

Another week gone and here are the most popular posts of the week (firstly by readership and then by comments) including confirmation on Capital Metro, disappointment over Myer...

Road rage on Monaro today almost killed us

By 20 September 2014 16

My partner and I are very lucky to be alive this afternoon.... At approx 3:10pm this afternoon, we experienced horrific road rage directed at us on the Monaro Hwy. It happened in the direction going from Civic to Hume about 1km or so of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. An "electric blue" coloure...

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Why is Civic such a dreary place?

By 23 October 2008 54

Walking around the city in mid-afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I started wondering why exactly Civic is so lifeless at ground level in so many places.  Especially west of Northbourne, whole block frontages are blank walls, fire door exits, or frosted glass.  The footpaths are a shabby collection ...

Too many drunks getting arrested?

By 22 October 2008 42

The Ombudsman has announced the release of their third report on ACT Policing's dealings with the drunkards. It comes out swinging: "More needs to be done to keep intoxicated people out of police custody" And keeps it up throughout: "The report also recommends some changes to police trai...

Anzac Park West finds an owner

By 22 October 2008 5

The ABC brings word that after a decade standing vacant, and used only for pyjama games by police and defence personnel, the huge office building at the end of Anzac Parade is to finally have tenants with Defence deciding it needs the office space. Anyone know who's going to be exiled from hallow...

A decent feta at the supermarket

By 22 October 2008 20

Earlier tonight I posted in my Facebook status that I'd found a good feta cheese. I was then bombarbed with inquiries as to where I had found such a thing. So here you go: Kebia Bulgarian Goat's Milk Feta. It came from the Ainslie IGA, so other IGA's might well carry it. It costs $5.15 ...

The Band Broke Up - Part the second

By 22 October 2008 11

The second installment of Matty Ellis's four part series of musical evenings "The Band Broke Up" took place last night at The Front in Lyneham. A blokey panel of singers got the crowd deeply involved with much singing along. A happy knitter could even be found in the crowd (caught in the v...

Car sales down as part of economic cooling?

By 22 October 2008 27

The ABC has a piece on car sales in Canberra being down over 10% in September. I know I'm trying to reduce my debt with troubled times ahead, how about you guys?...

Movie Discussion Group verdict - THE DUCHESS (Dendy, Manuka, Belconenn Woden

By 22 October 2008 4

(From Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original 'It Girl'. Like her direct descendant Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affair...

Police Wrap - 22 October

By 22 October 2008 7

1. Silly silly Watson boy: ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old, Watson youth after a short pursuit through Lyneham and O’Connor about 10.20pm yesterday (October 21). Police first sighted the vehicle driving on a nature strip in Lyneham and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Poli...

Canberra Marist College on Lateline!

By 22 October 2008 161

[First filed: October 20, 2008 @ 23:05] Not good news for them. Video to follow --- Video now available, transcript to follow. Now here's a question for whichever local politicians are not transfixed by fear of pederasts... Will they allow a school with a history of proven...

Inward Bound brought down by local bureaucracy

By 22 October 2008 5

Woroni reports that the ANU's legendary Inward Bound event has been cancelled because getting nearby councils happy about it has proved too hard. For those who haven't heard of it, it goes something like this according to Wikipedia: "The competition is split into eight divisions which are drop...

Carneywatch: He's Back!

By 22 October 2008 32

Todd Carney's turned his back on the bright lights of Kigali touch football and, according to the Canberra Times he's back in Canberra. "Sacked Canberra Raider Todd Carney was an interested spectator at the Scottish rugby league team's training yesterday. Carney returned to the capital to meet...

23% counted, 49 votes in the final Molonglo seat

By 22 October 2008 154

The Canberra Times reports that it's razor thin in the race for the final Molonglo seat. The Liberals and Greens are fighting for the seat and ACT Electoral Commission figures issued last night show the Liberal lead has shrunk by 139 votes... The preference count includes the distribution of ...

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